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Aug
5

Znidar: Borland To Captain Buckeyes For a Third Straight Season

A senior linebacker from Bollingbrook, Illinois, Tuff Borland has been voted one of six leaders based on a vote by coaches and players. His resume’?  He has more than 180 career tackles and has played in 44 games. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
5

Big Ten Moves Ohio State-Michigan Game To October 24

Just in case…Big Ten Conference wants best match-ups to be played earlier in order to give teams a fail-safe if positive tests for COVID-19 force postponements to later in the season. Mark Znidar writes today’s Press Pros update.

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Jul
10

Big Ten Cancels Non-Conference Games For Fall Sports

Ohio State will not play home games against Mid-American Conference teams Bowling Green and Buffalo and a road game against Oregon of the Pac-12.  And beyond that…who knows? Mark Znidar’s on the story for Press Pros.

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Jul
8

Znidar: Prime Time Had No Time For This “Minor Leaguer”

He was the rage in the 80s for his excellence in two extremely difficult sports. But Deion Sanders was one of the toughest interview assignments imaginable. Columnist Mark Znidar shares his story in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
15

Znidar: Lonsway Bets On Himself, Returns To Buckeyes

The Buckeyes’ senior-to-be left-hander might have been taken in the early rounds of the Major League Baseball draft, but wouldn’t budge on his demand for a seven-figure signing bonus. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
9

Znidar: Remembering Clete Boyer, And Two Favorite Years

Getting to know one of the great Yankees from their dynasty years in the 60s during the two years former third baseman Clete Boyer was a coach with the Columbus Clippers. Mark Znidar writes baseball nostalgia in today’s Press Pros.

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May
30

Encore: Ohio State Barges Way Into NCAA Tournament

A crowd of 17,503 watched 7th seed Ohio State pull off wins over Minnesota and Nebraska Sunday to win the 2019 BigTen tournaent title. Andrew Magno, who was voted the tournament’s most outstanding player, clutches the championship trophy. Read Mark Znidar’s encore account in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
20

Gene Smith: OSU Could Play Before Reduced Crowds

Athletic director Gene Smith and administration have talked about allowing as few as 20,000 to 22,000 people in Ohio Stadium for football games in order to follow social distancing guidelines.  The hope is not to play in front of empty seats. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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May
19

Ohio State Baseball: Clegg Working Hard Despite Grounding

The Buckeyes’ sophomore outfielder from Toronto, Ohio, had 11 hits in 33 at bats in first full season in college.  Now, he’s lifting weights in a garage and taking sporadic batting practice until the quarantine is lifted.

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May
9

Ohio State: Battle For Atlantis Highlights Nonconference Hoop Schedule

Buckeyes will have tests in ACC-Big Ten Challenge and North Carolina in CBS Sports Classic. At least six home games are guaranteed, with Akron match-up reuniting former college teammates Holtmann and Groce. Mark Znidar writes in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
28

What’s Next?: Erwin Working Out To Stay Ready

Sophomore third baseman Nick Erwin has stayed in his off-campus apartment to work out with teammates to be ready for summer ball with Chillicothe Paints. Impressive in his last five games before the Covid-19 virus, he hopes his best is yet to come. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
26

Buckeyes’ March To Draft Podium Won’t End Under Day

Urban Meyer signed 1st-round picks Chase Young, Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette, but this coaching staff has compiled No. 1 recruiting class for next year…and has impressive jump on 2022. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
20

Troy’s Terwilliger Replays OSU’s 2007 Final Four Run

The Buckeyes backup center from Troy, Ohio was pivotal in a 67-60 victory over Georgetown in the 2007 NCAA semifinal after Greg Oden got into foul trouble. Then came Florida. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
16

Znidar: Day Says Fanless Football Would Be ”Eerie”

The second-year coach of the Buckeyes said Wednesday that players would return to practice stronger and more closely bonded than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Znidar writes the Buckeyes for today’s Press Pros feature.

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Apr
14

OSU’s Holtmann Talks Quarantine, Transfers, Future

A ‘nutty’ situation….The Buckeyes have had a lot of roster turnovers with three players transferring out, three transferring in, Andre Wesson graduating, and Kaleb Wesson turning professional a year early. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
11

Buckeyes Baseball: Kean Was Just Getting Started

True freshman right-hander from Springboro High School pitched one inning against Harvard before the season was suspended by virus.  Could the best – his best – be yet to come? Mark Znidar writes for weekend Press Pros.

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Apr
7

Ohio State Basketball: Muhammad Third Player To Transfer

Rising junior off guard started 56 games in two seasons and averaged more than 25 minutes per game, but that apparently was not enough to keep him happy.

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Apr
5

No Tourney, But Kyle Ahrens Walks Away A Big Winner

Family Act…It goes beyond brother playing against brother (OSU’s Justin Ahrens and MSU’s Kyle Ahrens), below. Michigan State’s fifth-year senior won final home game against Ohio State to end a career that saw him be part of 103 victories, two Big Ten regular-season championships and three conference tournament championships. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
2

OSU Baseball: Beals Works Phone During Shutdown

The tenth-year coach of the Buckeyes has been texting, having conversations with players about staying in competitive shape by themselves in order to come back strong for fall practice. Mark Znidar writes today’s Press Pros feature.

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Apr
2

Ohio State Football: Tight Ends To Play Faster In ’20

Tight ends Jeremy Ruckert (below) and Luke Farrell combined to catch 21 passes for six touchdowns in 2019, and the goal is for them to have a lot more success downfield in 2020. Mark Znidar writes about football…in the absence of football…for today’s Press Pros.

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